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RE: rationalize presentation [was: Use consistent presentation]

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 16:41:10 -0500 (EST)
To: <gian@stanleymilford.com.au>
cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0201151635590.20590-100000@tux.w3.org>
Well, SVG has a lot of promise as a way to do what we really want.

I think what we actually want is to be able to provide both navigation icons,
and text labels. I agree that SVG isn't going to be relied on in a
conservatively designed website for the next few months, so we really get to
having old image formats, and text. I do feel that CSS is sufficiently well
implemented in currently used browsers, so that using bitmap images of text
in place of styled text is not appropriate in an HTML page that claims to be
accessible to a reasonable degree.

cheers

Chaals

On Tue, 15 Jan 2002 gian@stanleymilford.com.au wrote:

  I don't believe an appropriate markup exists that can convey the same
  information that images in navigation bars do.  It would be a sad day
  for accessibility if the only way to make a AA or AAA site would be to
  remove graphical navigation bars.
Received on Tuesday, 15 January 2002 16:41:12 GMT

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